Well, the appointment with my oncologist Dr Shao was a little disappointing and bubble bursting...
He is not convinced that all of the cancer in my liver is dead. His comment was that CC is super slow growing so it is not surprising that it did not show up on the PET scan. I am all in agreement that I would much rather be safe than sorry so I am continuing to get my normally scheduled chemotherapy treatments every other week (although I do have a 3 week break right now, woot!) and in 3 more months we are going to do another scan to see whats going on.
In the meantime, I will be speaking with all 3 oncologists to see why each one has a differing opinion...That will be interesting.
So I guess that that piece of paper from the official PET scan report that said "IN REMISSION" was just a teaser after all....It is NOT official yet....But in my mind I KNOW that I am kicking some cancer ass. Just because they have never seen anyone react so positively before and just because NO ONE has ever cured themselves from stage IV INCURABLE, INOPERABLE cholangiocarcinoma, my job has suddenly gotten a lot harder. Not only now do I have to kick cancer ass, but I also have to convince the medical world that it can be done.
I've got a message for them and for stupid cancer.
I AM JUST THE WOMAN FOR THE JOB!
...so some (most) believe it can't be done, that is my motivation to prove them wrong
My mom knows this well enough...
If you want me to do something, DON'T keep asking me to do it
If someone tells me 1 million and one reasons why I can't/shouldn't/it wont work/you'll never make it/etc then you are damn straight that I will make it my personal mission to prove them wrong. This is no exception.
Like I have said before,
Cancer Can Suck It!
...and by the way, it has been quite the emotional roller coaster hasn't it?